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Petition in PHC seeks removal of caretaker PM

PESHAWAR: A petition has been filed in the Peshawar High Court seeking removal of caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk over claims 'that the PM is not righteous’ and ‘honest’. Shahid Orakzai, approached the PHC, claiming that the caretaker prime minister, during his tenure as the Peshawar High Court judge, had granted bail to a ‘hired assassin’ named Bahadur Khan in 1998 involved in the murder of his (petitioner’s) brother Major Kahlid Saeed Orakzai. The petitioner said Mr Mulk dismissed his petition…

Caretaker PM sees no impediment to delay elections

SWAT: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk has assured that the general elections would be held on time on July 25 as he did not see any impediment that could delay the polls. Talking to the delegation of Swat Press Club here at his residency, the caretaker prime minister assured that he would ensure holding of free, fair and transparent election. He said the caretaker government would support the Election Commission of Pakistan to help conduct free and fair general elections across the country on the…

Ex-CJP Nasirul Mulk to take oath as caretaker PM tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: With the 14th National Assembly completing its full, five-year term tonight, former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk, will take oath as caretaker prime minister of Pakistan tomorrow.  On May 28, the government and opposition after threadbare consultations named the former top adjudicator as caretaker premier to oversee general elections scheduled to take place on July 25. Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk will take oath at a ceremony in Aiwan-e-Sadr at 11:00 pm tomorrow. All arrangements…

A look back at caretaker prime ministers of Pakistan

Former Chief Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk has been named as Pakistan's next caretaker prime minister who will supervise the upcoming general elections in July and run the interim set-up for around two months. The consensus between the government and the Opposition over the name of Justice (retd) Mulk reached after series of lengthy deliberations. Prior to this, a number of six people have served as caretaker prime minister of the country to head an interim government before general elections. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi…

PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah meet today to decide Caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah will meet again today to discuss and decide the name of caretaker prime minister for the interim setup that will guide the country to general election. The incumbent government will complete its tenure on May 31st. Prime Minister Abbasi has been hopeful to reach to a consensus with the opposition leader over the name of the caretaker prime minister. In their previous meeting the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader were…

Shah not hopeful about consensus on caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: With Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah soon to meet again to discuss and evolve consensus on a name for the caretaker prime minister, the latter doesn’t seem optimistic about the outcome of another meeting.  Casting doubt over nomination of a consensus candidate for the office of the caretaker prime minister by him and the premier, the opposition leader said the matter of a caretaker set-up will go to a parliamentary committee to choose any of…

PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah fail to decide Caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah again failed to reach consensus over the name of caretaker prime minister in their meeting today. Khursheed Shah talking to media persons here said that the government and the opposition have failed to agree over a common name for the caretaker prime minister who will lead an interim setup to guide the country to the general elections. He said another meeting with Prime Minister Abbasi will be held in a day or two to decide…

Caretaker PM nominees will be unveiled by May 15: Khursheed

SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly on Sunday said the names of nominees for the slot of caretaker prime minister for the upcoming general elections would come out by May 15. Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of Allama Iqbal University in Aror (popularly known as Rohri), he said the name of caretaker prime minister will hopefully be finalized in May. Talking about Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar, Shah said the former is currently disconcerted as his…

PTI finalises three names for caretaker prime minister

ISLAMABAD: After days-long deliberation and consultation within the party circles, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has finally consented on three names for the caretaker prime minister. According to sources, the PTI has mooted three names, which are; former commerce minister Abdul Razzaq Dawood, former chief justice of Pakistan Tasadduq Jilani and former governor State Bank Dr. Ishrat Hussain. Read more: PM says no dissolution of National Assembly before time Shah Mehmood Qureshi has been tasked to convey this to Opposition…

PM Abbasi, opposition leader discuss caretaker setup

ISLAMABAD: With general elections a few months away, leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to discuss the caretaker setup. The meeting between the premier and the opposition leader took place at the Prime Minister House in the federal capital, ARY News reports. This is the third meeting between the government and opposition to discuss and reach to a consensus over the caretaker prime minister of Pakistan. Pakistan…